Luke 12:42

“And the Lord said, Who then is that faithfull and wise steward, whom his Lord shall make ruler ouer his houshold, to giue them their portion of meate in due season?”

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And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom [his] lord shall make ruler over his household, to give [them their] portion of meat in due season?
- King James Version

And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall set over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said, Who then is the wise and responsible servant whom his lord will put in control of his family, to give them their food at the right time?
- Basic English Bible

And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and prudent steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give the measure of corn in season?
- Darby Bible

And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of provisions in due season?
- Webster's Bible

Who, then, replied the Lord, "is the faithful and intelligent steward whom his Master will put in charge of His household to serve out their rations at the proper times?
- Weymouth Bible

The Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the right times?
- World English Bible

And the Lord seide, Who, gessist thou, is a trewe dispendere, and a prudent, whom the lord hath ordeyned on his meyne, to yyue hem in tyme mesure of whete?
- Wycliffe Bible

And the Lord said, `Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the lord shall set over his household, to give in season the wheat measure?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 12:42


12:42 Who is that faithful and wise steward - Our Lord's answer manifestly implies, that he had spoken this parable primarily (though not wholly) to the ministers of his word: Whom his lord shall make ruler over his household - For his wisdom and faithfulness.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 12:42


Lu 12:42 Who then is the faithful and wise steward? See notes on Mt 24:45-51.

Discussion for Luke 12

  • Obbie Beal
    45-46 Jesus prepare our heart
  • Obbie Beal
    43-44 Jesus is still speaking before this multitude; HE has not left earth yet (Jesus know HIS duty, see John 3:16) so ‘again’ Jesus put importance on the ‘duty of the servant /steward’ who remain on duty /earth until Jesus return back to earth then verse 44 /blessings..
  • Obbie Beal

    41-42 Peter want to know specifically who are they Jesus is referring too as it relates those /servants who is waiting for Jesus return; indirectly Jesus answer Peter by introducing Peter to the office of ‘steward’; stewards /servant is given the ‘duty’ for as many Jesus entrust to us, ‘first ourselves individually’ (mother, farther, children, …, …, …,
  • Obbie Beal
    39-40 Jesus remind us again to 'be prepared' for HIS return; always ‘watching’ for HIS return; 24 hours-a-day we must be ‘watching’ for Jesus return.
  • Obbie Beal
    37-38 Jesus declares us blessed (those servants who shall be ‘watching’ for their LORD to return) and Jesus /Himself treat the servants to a feast for faithfully watching; 24 /7 we are to be expecting Jesus return, and yes there is blessings.
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 36-37 Jesus knows HE shall return to earth, and Jesus will be expecting us (those Born-Again) to be anxiously waiting

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